Category Archives: Sports

2012 had a lot of cool surprises and good games, as you've probably noticed. But not all of those good games could be neatly categorized. This post is for the weirdos, the games that straddled too many genre lines or are members of genres that have too few rad games to sufficiently flesh out a "best of" post. ..

'Real Boxing' Review – Packs Some Serious Punch

Boxing is all about endurance. A truly great fight is a demonstration of that endurance; the fighters’ stamina, the punches they take, getting up from the mat, and their ability to still deliver a hit when they’re so exhausted that even their earlobes ache...

I've been a fan of the Homerun Battle series since the first (originally titled Baseball Slugger) title, Homerun Battle 3D [$0.99], launched in early 2010. Nearly two years later, Homerun Battle 2 [$0.99] hit, and while it's a little more IAP-oriented than I'd like it to be, it still retains all the fun instant online match ups of the original...

'True Skate' Review - A Skating Simulation Tailor-made for the Touchscreen

When a developer like True Axis, creators of the iOS classic Jet Car Stunts [$1.99 / Free], announces a new project, you take note. That's why when the studio announced back in February that they were working on a skateboarding simulation called True Skate, it shot right up into our most-anticipated games list. Well, it did in mine, anyway. I've been skateboarding for the majority of my life, and have really been waiting for a killer skating app to come to iOS...

Earlier this morning, Jared and I checked out NFL Pro 2013 [Free]. If you're not in the loop, this is an American football game published by Gameloft. For the most part, it's functionally Madden system-wise. In the game, you pick plays, run them, hope for the best, and then pick some more. Where it differs is in the passing game: for some reason that we can't figure out, passing plays force a first-person perspective. ..

When I was a kid, all we had to entertain ourselves with were 8-bit computers. None of your new fangled on-the-line multi-gamer consoles. Handheld game systems only had blurry black and white screens, but we were thankful for them! Oh yes...

Earlier this afternoon, Eli and I spent some time dribbling down the pitch and shooting touchdowns in NBA 2K13 [$2.99], the follow-up to last year's NBA 2K12. As you'd expect, it's a lot like last year's version of the game, except with updated rosters and some iterative touches that sports-stupid dudes like us aren't really going to notice but are probably still really cool...

In our review of Shufflepuck Cantina [Free], we felt that the game's primary flaw was a brutally steep challenge curve. Many players were likely to give up after a few punishing games, and others would find the high speed on the relatively short table to be impossible to adjust to...

EA’s newest iteration of its soccer franchise, FIFA 13 [$6.99], has hit the App Store to coincide with the release of the console versions today. You might remember we briefly checked out FIFA 13 at E3 this year, and EA showed off even more of the game’s features at their media event last month...

I am the worst at pretending to like sports. I can usually muster up the enthusiasm to cheer on my hockey team when they're in the playoffs, and I watched at least a couple hours of the last winter Olympics here in Vancouver. Summer sports, though? Before this week, the best I could offer was resounding "ugh." ..

The good folks at Agharta Studio have done something completely insane: they released a free-to-play air hockey (holographic mag-lev hockey?) game set in an immersive and silly setting best described as "Star Wars by way of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."..

Far cheaper, less sweaty, and more bizarre than any real-world miniature golf course I've played on, Wonderputt [$0.99 (HD)] is a polymorphic putt-putt painting brought to life by the charming design of Damp Gnat...

'Gasketball' for iPad Review - Shut Up and Jam

'Gasketball' for iPad Review - Shut Up and Jam

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August 8th, 2012 11:04 PM EDT by Brad Nicholson in 4.5 stars, iPad Games, Puzzle, Release, Reviews, Sports, Universal
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An excellent premise is more than enough to carry a game...

Most basketball video games are about the thrill you get from hard-court wizardry -- the feel of sliding between players or setting up the perfect pick, or drilling a shot as a clock winds down or jamming a ball into a shooter's face as he glides to the net. Other basketball games don't do any of this. Like Gasketball, for example...

During the conference crunch of back-to-back E3 and WWDC last month, I’d find myself with a few minutes to kill in-between meetings or demos or whatever. Seeing as the influx of tech-heads at a conference pretty much brings any sort of WiFi connection to its knees, that pretty much limited the kinds of things I could do to pass these moments of downtime...

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